Multi Development UK Ltd was awarded one of the most prestigious awards in the shopping center industry, recognizing the development of the £400-million Victoria Square scheme in Belfast. The British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC) awarded Victoria Square Belfast as In-Town Retail Scheme of the Year at their Annual Gold Awards ceremony in London.
Victoria Square in Belfast.
The exclusive Gold Awards seek to recognize the ever-increasing standards of excellence in the retail property industry and at the same time pay tribute to the developers' response to the complex challenges presented by today's urban agenda.
Paul Sargent, Managing Director, Multi Development UK, commented, "Multi Development UK is delighted to be the recipient of this highly coveted award. The BCSC Golds are leading accolades within the shopping center industry, and everyone involved in Victoria Square from the concept and development stage through to the day-to-day management, are delighted that our elegant and innovative scheme has been given national recognition at the highest level."
Commenting on this year's entries and winners, BCSC Chief Executive, Michael Green said, "With a number of high-profile shopping centers opening this year, the competition was indeed strong and submissions outstanding. Our 2008 winners are an exceptional example of our industry at its best, showcasing innovative thinking and quality design."
Neil Varnham, Chairman of the BCSC Gold Awards Jury and Head of Distribution & Business Development at Henderson Global Investors, said, "The jury are delighted with the excellent contributions received this year. The distinctive scheme designs, creative shop-fits and inspiring ideas presented have provided the panel with an extremely high-level of entries, with tough competition in every category."
Since September of this year Multi Development UK has also been awarded Property Developer of the Year at the All Ireland Retail Property Awards; Developer of the Year